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Old 10 January 2015, 11:24   #1
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avon Adventure 450 RIB

Hi,

Just bought a 2001 Avon Adventure 450 RIB, needs a little cleaning up and some new seat coverings but otherwise not bad. Has anyone any experience of these boats?
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Old 11 January 2015, 06:07   #2
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Yes what do you need to know?
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Old 11 January 2015, 06:18   #3
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General opinions really, any tips on what sort of conditions it can handle, ease of launch etc......
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Old 11 January 2015, 07:37   #4
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My pal has one they usually take a slating whenever anyone asks about one on here as there not a deep v & tend to slam a bit in the rough
I've been out a few times in my pal's & it's ok in the conditions you'd want to be out in a small boat for fun.If you want to go out for endurance in poor weather then it's probably going to be uncomfortable
Easy to launch & planes well with fairly modest hp.
My pal's boat is getting on &was used as a club rescue boat for the first few years of its life so probably been abused but still looks tidy & nothing fell off
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Old 11 January 2015, 07:59   #5
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I got this boat for family cruising around the coast of Devon and for use in the esturies. Not planning on massive ventures out to sea. Only been boating since July, started with a 3.3m SIB and got hooked. Felt a bit vulnerable in the SIB with the kids as they are only young so fancied something a little bigger for some more exciting days out. The one i have bought has a leisure seat set up and a lot more on deck space than the sib so hopefully be a bit more enjoyable. It has a Evinrude 50hp engine which should be fine for what we want to do.
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Old 11 January 2015, 10:00   #6
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Are they any good for dogs..?




I've owned one.

Easy to launch, nice bit of deck space forward of the console, pretty boat.

Choose when you launch with family onboard wisely and she'll be ok the bench seat layout means not a lot to hold on to when it starts bouncing around(which it will do)

Rides on the tubes rather like a large sib.

Was this from Wolf Rock.?
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Old 11 January 2015, 10:06   #7
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Hi Wibs, yes it was from Wolf rock. Have you seen it?

Funny you should mention dogs, my wife wants to take our collie on it! im not so sure............
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Old 11 January 2015, 10:49   #8
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Sounds like the boat will be spot on for your use
our black lab loves our rib she sits right in the bow checking where we're going
I'm sure you'll enjoy it!!
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Old 11 January 2015, 10:52   #9
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What about the claws on the tubes, is it an issue?
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Old 11 January 2015, 11:30   #10
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Had the 4m since 2006. Great day /beach boat with space and water sports.

Not a deep v so not for offshore or bad weather but having said that it'll cope with it, but slowly. Been round the island a few times on mine with no trouble and one of those days wasn't a calm one....

I think the 4 is marginally better than the 4.5 as the extra 0.5 m means it hits into the next wave rather than drop into the trough and come up again.. But that's a minor point.

Had a jack Russell and labradoodle on mine. Dogs claws can always scratch tubes so if it's pristine take care.. If not it's just a scratch and cam be avoided by putting a towel etc over when they're getting in etc.

Pics of mine in me album and on several threads. ;-)
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